Interior minister wants more spending on languages needed by spies

09-10-2008

Interior Minister Langer has presented the cabinet with a plan to increase spending on the teaching of Persian, Arabic and Chinese, according to press reports. Mr Langer said the Czech Republic’s security services needed officers skilled in such languages in order to function effectively. He and the education minister, Ondřej Liška, are due to hold talks on the plan during the next week, before the cabinet considers it again.